Ever since I saw these on bakerella, I've wanted to make them. But I never had any lollipop sticks, candy melts, or cake mixes. But you don't really need a cake mix to make it, but it's just easier using one.
I thought these were going to be fairly easy to make. And I was right. They were easy.. until I started putting the chocolate on them. I learned a few things while making cake pops.
1. Make the cake pops small. If they're too big, they won't stay on the stick.
2.When you put the stick in, don't push it down all the way. If you do, it will fall off when it gets harder
3.Make sure the chocolate isn't too thick! If it is, the cake pop will become too heavy and fall off the stick.
4.Don't use too much frosting. The recipe said use a whole can, but that's too much. I only used half a can and it was still a little too much.
All in all, making cake pops was a.. learning experience. Some were good and some were falling off the sticks.
But in the end, it was actually pretty fun. And you can use any kind of cake, frosting, and chocolate. I used white chocolate melts, milk chocolate, and mixed some together. Next time I think I'll use less chocolate and a different cake mix.
Red Velvet Cake Pops
recipe from Bakerella
1 box red velvet cake mix (and ingredients to prepare mix)
1/2 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz)
1 package candy melts
Prepare cake as directed on box and let cake cool completely on wire rack in pan. After cake is cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
Mix thoroughly with 1/2 can cream cheese frosting. Mix until slightly moist and slightly doughy. You can use your fingers for this part, but it may get messy.
Roll mixture into quarter size balls, lay on cookie sheet, and stick lollipop sticks slightly into cake balls. (You can do this by using a mini ice cream scooper but it's easier to hand roll them)
Chill for 2-3 hours. This can be done faster by putting them in the freezer.
Once cake pops are chilled, melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
Roll pops in chocolate and prop up in Styrofoam or cardboard box. (Make holes in a cardboard box and stick them in, make sure the cardboard box isn't too short.)